|what is anemia
Aug 7, 2005
what is anemia
Response from Dr. Frascino
Anemia means you have too few red blood cells (RBCs). RBCs contain hemoglobin, a protein that takes oxygen from your lungs and carries it to every part of your body. Oxygen is necessary for energy. So if you don't have enough RBCs, you don't have enough hemoglobin. And if you don't have enough hemoglobin, your body doesn't get enough oxygen. And since oxygen is necessary for energy, you can see the problem. Right?
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